On September 1, I got a new hip. I've never had major surgery before. I'm less than three weeks into the recovery. Because I was in so much pain this summer leading up to the surgery, I took the summer off from writing and speaking. I missed it but I was hurting so much I… Continue reading Why Didn’t I Take Them Mosquito Repellant?
We are not even a month into the new year and so much has happened. We came into 2021 collectively scarred/scared from 2020 and all that it held. We prayed for a calmer, more predictable new year. I don't know about you but for me it has not been calmer. Instead, I've now experienced in… Continue reading A Bright and Beautiful Shattering
We like old things. I'm not sure when it started but my husband and I share a love for vintage things. Our favorite old things are from family members and remind us of them. I have the tiny vase from his grandmother's house that holds one flower. I have a plaster piece of artwork of… Continue reading Bugs and Plows
My husband and son told me about it or I might have missed them all together. Fireflies. We have fireflies now. We all went outside one dark evening so I could see. It took my eyes a while to adjust and see them. I kept missing them, blinking or something. My son kept saying, "Mom,… Continue reading Fireflies
Have you noticed it takes very little to throw the wheels off of everything these days? I'm sure it is because we are all living in this strange pandemic place where everything changed so fast. I'm convinced we have not yet grieved and don't even fully recognize all the changes and losses we experienced with… Continue reading Drops of Hope